Northwood strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Iowa):
Public Transportation Use
Walking and Biking to Work
Short Commute Times
Affordability of Rents
Comparing Northwood to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Iowa (State):
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|Age of the Population|
|Well-Paid Single Men|
|Well-Paid Single Women|
|Female Share of the Population|
|Male Share of the Population|
|Children Under 5 Years Old|
|Portion of People Married|
|Average Household Size|
|People Above Poverty|
|People in Middle Class or Better|
|College Educated Adults|
|Median Family Income|
|Walking and Biking to Work|
|Public Transportation Use|
|Short Commute Times|
|Working at Home|
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|Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals|
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|Seasonal and Vacation Housing|
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|Nearest Medium City||54 miles SW of Rochester, Minnesota (center to center)|
|Nearest Large City||104 miles S of St. Paul, Minnesota|
|Standard Zip Codes||50459|
|Phone Area Codes||641|
|Time Zone||Central (-6 hours from GMT)|
|Daylight Savings||The city observes Daylight Saving Time.|
Nearest Weather StationsNotes:
|Jan Temp||3 to 21 F|
|Apr Temp||34 to 55 F|
|Jul Temp||61 to 81 F|
|Oct Temp||37 to 59 F|
|Annual Precip||33.3 inches|
|Station||ALBERT LEA 3 SE|
|Jan Temp||2 to 21 F|
|Apr Temp||34 to 55 F|
|Jul Temp||61 to 82 F|
|Oct Temp||36 to 59 F|
|Annual Precip||33.1 inches|
|Station||AUSTIN 3 S|
|Jan Temp||2 to 20 F|
|Apr Temp||34 to 56 F|
|Jul Temp||60 to 81 F|
|Oct Temp||35 to 59 F|
|Annual Precip||31.9 inches|
|Average Family Size||2.76|
|American Indian & Alaskan||2||0.1%|
|Hispanic (included in categories above)||49||2.4%|
|Est. 2005 Population||2,036|
(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)
|Other (often includes Hispanic and African American)||4.5%|
|French (except Basque)||1.2%|
According to the US Postal Service, Northwood, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:Silver Lake (50459)
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Northwood Public Library
906 1 AVE S
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Penn Foster College
Penn Foster College offers a complete learning experience for busy adults looking to advance their education around their schedule. With Penn Foster College, you can earn your degree or undergraduate certificate online and at a pace that’s right for you.
Learning at Full Sail University has always centered around interaction and the exchange of ideas. Our online curriculum fully embraces this philosophy.
Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.
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You’re serious about success. With your busy schedule and the desire to move your career forward, you can earn an accredited associate, bachelors or master’s degree at a pace that works for you anywhere, anytime, 24/7.
At AIU, the Serious U, you can get started to get ahead.
NORTHWOOD-KENSETT JR-SR HIGH SCHOOL
704 7TH STREET NORTH
Serves 267 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.9
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